One of the interesting things about the upcoming transportation and transit plebiscite is that people will be voting yes to raise the PST in Metro Vancouver by 0.5% to pay for better transit and roads. Now intuitively you’d think it would mean more money out of your pocket. Interesting enough by voting yes, you’ll actually be putting money into your pocket. Building better transit and improving our roads will cut the time it takes your to get around. As they say, time is money. But besides time savings, there is actual savings to be had a well.
If you drive your car, you’ll actually save real money just because there is less congestion. If you can get rid of your car or drive less, you could save thousands of dollars per year. What would you do with that money?
I put together this infographic, based on some of the information contained in the recently released report “Household Cost Savings From the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan.” If you can switch to using transit, the saving are even larger.
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